• America Alone, Facebook Data, Microsoft and GitHub: CEO Daily for June 4, 2018

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Good Monday morning.
    The finance ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. teamed up against Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a G-7 meeting in Whistler this weekend, saying U.S. trade actions "could undermine economic confidence and threaten the effectiveness of the Western alliance." The ministers requested that Mnuchin communicate "their unanimous concern and disappointment" to the president.
    In response, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass-who was a Republican in some long-forgotten prior world-tweeted: "The Trump administration has achieved...
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  • Japan finance minister takes pay cut, officials punished

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has taken a voluntary one-year salary cut and 20 other officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife.
    The Finance Ministry has acknowledged tampering with hundreds of pages of documents related to the 2016 land sale to a school where Akie Abe briefly held an honorary position.
    Aso apologized Monday over the tampering by lower level officials, but said Akie Abe was not directly involved.
    Abe has denied any wrongdoing by him or his wife. The tampering with...
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